Riverdance duo’s new musical takes $7m in advance ticket sales

The Pirate Queen, the new musical being produced by Moya Doherty and John McColgan, has already sold $7 million worth of advance tickets ahead of its New York debut in March 2007.

28th October, 2006

The Pirate Queen, the new musical being produced by Moya Doherty and John McColgan, has already sold $7 million worth of advance tickets ahead of its New York debut in March 2007.

The show, based on the life of pirate leader Grace O’Malley, opens in Chicago this weekend after a $10 million-plus investment by the creators of Riverdance. More than 250,000 people have logged on to the new show’s website, which is updated daily with webcasts by...

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